Computation and Control

Proceedings of the Bozeman Conference, Bozeman, Montana, August 1–11, 1988

  • Kenneth Bowers
  • John Lund

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Christopher I. Byrnes, Xiaoming Hu, Alberto Isidori
    Pages 11-22
  3. Christopher I. Byrnes, Alberto Isidori
    Pages 23-52
  4. W. P. Dayawansa, C. F. Martin
    Pages 53-61
  5. David S. Gilliam, Clyde F. Martin
    Pages 97-104
  6. Mohammed Hasan, Bruce N. Lundberg, Aubrey B. Poore, Bing Yang
    Pages 105-115
  7. I. Iakovidis, C. F. Martin, S. Xie
    Pages 117-131
  8. Andrzej Jonca
    Pages 145-154
  9. Clyde F. Martin
    Pages 209-232
  10. Clyde F. Martin, Mark Stamp
    Pages 233-252
  11. Thomas J. S. Taylor
    Pages 333-341
  12. D. I. Wallace
    Pages 365-374
  13. Xiaochang Wang
    Pages 375-383
  14. Joseph A. Wolf
    Pages 385-391

About this book


The problem of developing a systematic approach to the design of feed­ back strategies capable of shaping the response of complicated dynamical control systems illustrates the integration of a wide variety of mathemat­ ical disciplines typical of the modern theory of systems and control. As a concrete example, one may consider the control of fluid flow across an airfoil, for which recent experiments indicate the possibility of delaying the onset of turbulence by controlling viscosity through thermal actuators located on the airfoil. In general, there are two approaches to the con­ trol of such a complica. ted process, the development of extremely detailed models of the process followed by the derivation of a more "dedicated" feed­ back law or the development of a more simple model class followed by the derivation of control laws which are more robust to unmodelled dynamics and exogeneous disturbances. In either approach, the two twin themes of approximation and computation play a significant role in the derivation and implementation of resulting control laws. And there is no doubt that the cross-fertilization between these twin themes and control theory will increase unabated throughout the next decade, not just as an important component of design and implementation of control laws but also as a source of new problems in computational mathematics. In this volume, we present a collection of papers which were deliv­ ered at the first Bozeman Conference on Computation and Control, held at Montana State University on August 1-11, 1988.


Approximation Interpolation actuator bifurcation control theory identification modeling nonlinear system optimal control

Authors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Bowers
    • 1
  • John Lund
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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